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Expungement in New Jersey

Expungement in New Jersey

A criminal conviction on your permanent record can have a significant impact on your life. For example, if you apply for a job and your potential employer requires that you provide a background check, even a conviction for a minor offense could keep you from getting a job. Similarly, a landlord may be hesitant to … Continue reading Expungement in New Jersey

What’s the difference between Indictable and Non-Indictable offenses?

What’s the difference between Indictable and Non-Indictable offenses?

The criminal justice system of New Jersey ensures the protection of defendant’s rights after they are accused of a crime. In the State of New Jersey, criminal offenses are not classified as either felonies or misdemeanors. Instead, under New Jersey criminal procedure, criminal offenses are classified as either the following: “indictable offenses,” “disorderly persons offenses,” … Continue reading What’s the difference between Indictable and Non-Indictable offenses?

What are New Jersey Drug Laws?

What are New Jersey Drug Laws?

New Jersey arrested more than 55,000 people in 2014 for drug abuse violations, according to the 2014 Uniform Crime Report. If you are convicted of a drug-related offense, you may be facing criminal penalties such as fines, probation, community service, and even jail time. Furthermore, you will have a criminal conviction on your record that … Continue reading What are New Jersey Drug Laws?

Criminal Defense Strategies

Criminal Defense Strategies

A criminal conviction can lead to legal penalties that no one wants to face. Fortunately, if you have been accused of a crime, there are many ways that an attorney can help. The specific strategy that your lawyer will employ depends on a variety of factors, including the strength of the state’s case against you … Continue reading Criminal Defense Strategies

CDS Possession in New Jersey

CDS Possession in New Jersey

The possession of illegal drugs or unlawful possession of prescription drugs is a serious matter in the state of New Jersey. Under New Jersey law, these substances are referred to generally as Controlled Dangerous Substances, often shortened to “CDS” by law enforcement and other people who work in the criminal justice system. People who are … Continue reading CDS Possession in New Jersey

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